Skip to comments.DC Defines Pepper Spray as a Firearm
Posted on 08/04/2014 7:17:24 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
Just when I thought the District of Columbia government couldnt stoop to new lows of incompetence and non-sensical behavior, it does. Apparently, self-defense spray is defined as a firearm in DC and must be registered by its owner with the Metropolitan Police Department. I kid you not! You heard me correctly. The DC Police wants to make it even more difficult for people, especially women, in a town where its tortuous to purchase a gun to use in self-defense.
Recently, US District Judge Frederick J. Schulling Jr. ruled DCs ban on people carrying guns in public was unconstitutional. Yet, DC lawmakers and the Police department demonstrate a tenacity for trying to make it onerous for residents to legally defend themselves against maniacs.
How did I stumble upon this little gem of lunacy? My neighbor who lives in DC has an 18-year old daughter who decided it was probably a good idea that she carried some pepper spray to defend herself in the city and when she heads off to college in South Carolina later this month. She explained to me when she went to buy the pepper spray at the Ace Hardware store in the Tenley Town neighborhood of DC, the sales clerk handed her the The District of Columbia Self-Defense Spray Registration Form which is part of the Gun Control and Firearms Registration.
To say that she and her mother were perplexed and stunned by the request was an understatement. The law requires a person be a minimum of 18 years old or older to own self-defense sprays because I guess it wouldnt make any sense to allow teenagers to defend themselves against predators and the like.
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Actually, most States did for a very long time. VA did when I prosecuted there. It’s a bit more complicated but that’s pretty much the truth of it.
Well, if you can pretend you can have matrimony without anybody built to be a mater, you can pretend that a firearm does not have to fire solid objects. Depending on how it is worded, flavored PAM might be considered a firearm.
Flavored SPAM would be considered a deadly weapon ! lol
Maybe they object to the packaging.
Teenager is going to college in SC, she can buy what she wants when she gets there.
The DC government is on the side of criminals because they’re criminals too.
Buy hornet/wasp spray before they regulate it, too. Probably works better than the mace she wanted to purchase.
I just ordered a new can to carry on the mobility scooter.
Next thing you know they will declare a cross-bow a fire arm.
Good to see you have your sense of humor!
Have you told Jim? LOL
Another example of what happens when liberals get control of government. They are a danger to personal safety and prosperity, just as F.A. Hayek predicted in Road to Serfdom.
Bear spray ...... I’m wondering if that would be restricted .... and it will put a man DOWN.
And a clenched fist as a deadly weapon if used against your overlords.
Every single one of my female friends that live alone has a can of wasp spray next to their bed.....because I bought it for them. ;)
DC Wants Subjects to be Entirely Defenseless Against Lawless Thugs and New Young “Immigrants”
A ball point pen rammed into the ear of the attacker will kill him. Oops, hope they don’t read this.
*DC rapists cheer!*
It sounds like DC is very concerned about rapist rights and not so much about the victims.